All decked out in spooky and magical costumes, hundreds of children and adults took over The DoSeum Saturday to attend HallowSeum, a celebration filled with Halloween-themed activities, an enchanted maze, and even a magician.

The festivities had children zooming through a hedge maze full of statues and spiders that came to life inside the walls, while they listened to the San Antonio College Early Music Ensemble play. The orchestra also provided music for an Early Music Instrument Petting Zoo, where children got to try out some of the diverse instruments to awaken their passion for percussion or affinity for arpeggios.

The San Antonio College Onstage Drama Club was onsite to coordinate mask making activities, face painting, and the actors even performed Shakespeare along with fairy dancers from Dance Elan, who told stories through the language of movement. Attendees also participated in fairy village making and enjoyed a performance by Magician Timothy St. John who enchanted with tricks and spells of his own.

In addition to the special festivities, families participated in the museum’s permanent exhibition spaces by playing outside in the jungle gym, making parachutes, building robots, and solving puzzles in the spy section.

The museum is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon-5 p.m.

To learn more about the DoSeum, click here.

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Rocío Guenther

Rocío Guenther worked as a bilingual reporter and editorial assistant for the Rivard Report from June 2016 to October 2017. She is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico and holds a bachelor's in English...